Re: [RFC/RFT PATCH 0/5] mm: ARM nobootmem and few dma_mask fixes
From: Santosh Shilimkar
Date: Mon Jul 29 2013 - 09:27:32 EST
On Monday 29 July 2013 07:15 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:28:26PM -0400, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> On Friday 26 July 2013 11:10 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 05:48:09PM -0400, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>> The series is an attempt to move ARM port to NO_BOOTMEM. As discussed
>>>> on list NO_BOOTMEM move needed updates to max*pfn meaning to be maximum
>>>> PFNs but that breaks the dma_mask for few block layer drivers since
>>>> ARM start of physical memory is not PFN0 unlike most of the architectures.
>>>> Some more read on it is here:
>>>> To address this issue, we introduce generic dma_max_pfn() helper which
>>>> can be overridden from the architectures.
>>>> Another intention behind move to nobootmem is also to convert ARM to
>>>> switch to memblock and getting rid of bootmem allocator dependency which
>>>> don't work for LPAE machines which has physical memory starting beyond
>>>> 4 GB boundary. It needs changes to core kernel and also a new memblock
>>>> API. More on this can be found here:
>>>> I have been trying to cook up these patches with kind help from Russell
>>>> and we know series don't solve all the dma_mask bad assumptions. But at
>>>> least I am hoping that it can get the ball rolling.
>>>> Comments/testing help is welcome !!
>>> As this is related to some of the cleanup of dma_mask which I've been
>>> doing, I think it may make sense to roll this into one tree. Any
>>> objection to that?
>>> Can we get any acks on this stuff from Jens and Jejb etc - especially
>>> for the bits which touch block/ and for the scsi bits as these are
>>> touching other subsystems. (oddly, linux-scsi wasn't on the original
>>> mail for this series summary.)
>> Sorry I missed the scsi lists on the summary patch.
>> While browsing the code I found another spot in mmc layer which
>> needs fixing. The patch is at the end of the email with Chris
>> and linux-mmc cc'ed here.
> Would you mind putting them all in the patch system, I can add the acks
> should anyone supply them later, and I'll repost them along with my set
> of dma-mask patches. Thanks.
7794/1, 7795/1, 7796/1, 7797/1, 7798/1, 7799/1
Didn't know how to get XXXX/1,2,3,4... pushed into the tracker.
BTW, I have also pushed the patched on my git tree branch  just
in case you or some one needs it.
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